Yosemite Camping

Yosemite Camping

Yosemite Camping
Yosemite has 13 campgrounds within the park, each in a wonderful setting with sweeping views or forest canopies - and plenty of room to relax. From traditional tent camping to RV camping, wilderness camping to our tent cabins, Yosemite National Park camping offers a wide variety of options. The NPS website has more details about reservations, rules and other Yosemite Park camping information.

Yosemite Mountaineering School 
The Yosemite Mountaineering School offers guided over-night back-country trips. With many pre-planned trips anyone can join, plus the option to plan a custom trip just for you and your group, we make it easy to experience the Park. 

Yosemite Mountain Shop
We have all the gear you'll need to make your Yosemite camping trip comfortable and safe!  Stop in and let our experts help outfit you.

Canvas Tent Cabins

If you have camping sensibility but would look forward to something roomier and more comfortable, you'll enjoy tent cabins in Curry Village, Housekeeping Camp, Tuolumne Meadows, White Wolf and all the Yosemite High Camps. Visit our Lodging section for more information.

Traditional Tent Camping

Setting up your own tent, cooking over a fire ring or camp stove, sleeping under the stars. This type of camping is the ultimate National Park experience!

For more information on Campgrounds in Yosemite, visit the National Park Service site, or call (877) 444-6777.

Are you looking for some camping supplies? Stores in Yosemite Park carry camping essentials, including fuel for your cooking stoves. We usually stock the following fuel types here in the park:

denatured alcohol
white gas
Coleman Propane canisters
Coleman PowerMax canisters
Isobutane canisters - both the threaded and puncture style.

RV Camping

No tents, no unpacking, just park, put up the canopy and start relaxing. Yosemite has 10 campgrounds that accommodate RVs and trailers. There are no RV hookups within the park, but there are dump stations in various locations.  Visit the NPS site for more information on RV Camping.

Wilderness Camping

94% (1,101 square miles) of Yosemite is wilderness. See it by packing your backpack and finding a nice remote spot to sleep under the stars. You'll need a wilderness permit, information on being Bear Aware and a bear canister. For a wealth of information on Yosemite camping sites in the backcountry, see the NPS backpacking page.

Be Bear Aware!
Regardless of the type of camping you do, keeping Yosemite's bear population wild should be an important factor in your planning. Take a look at these tips for being Bear Aware!

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We have grocery stores, sports and mountaineering stores and everything from fast food to the AAA® Four-Diamond dining at The Ahwahnee to fulfill all your needs. Visit our Shopping and Dining sections for more information!